In Loving Memory: Dorothy Goodwin: 1932-2009

Born: September 22, 1932
Died: January 13, 2009

Pittsfield- Dorothy Goodwin, 76, died peacefully on January 13, 2009 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Pittsfield on September 22, 1932, the daughter of Orlando and Ruby (Hartwell) Bates, Sr.  She was educated in Pittsfield schools and worked for over 30 years at Northeast Shoe and San Antonio Shoe.

On October 17, 1950, Dorothy married Donald R. Good win, Sr., and together they raised four children.  She loved cooking, crocheting, and watching and feeding the birds.  She made afghans and mittens for family and friends.  She was an avid reader of harlequin romances and enjoyed swapping the stories with her sisters.   She sewed skirts and aprons and enjoyed painting wood silhouettes.

She is survived by her husband, Donald of 58 years; her four children, Donald Goodwin, Jr. and his wife, Judy, of Pittsfield, Daryl Goodwin of Pittsfield, Delinda Coombs and her partner, John Reid, of Lawrence, MA, and Dale Goodwin of Pittsfield; two grandchildren, Donald Goodwin III of Portland and Jennifer Goodwin of Warwick, RI, and one brother, Orlando Bates, Jr., of Pittsfield.

She was predeceased by her two sisters, Gloria Morgan and Marilyn Cook.

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